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Primrose Cottage - Norfolk

Stiffkey, Norfolk
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
2 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • A 16th century cottage with charming period features, and fabulous views over the neighbouring river meadow
  • Garden with lawned area and patio for al fresco dining
  • Located in the North Norfolk village of Stiffkey, one mile from the coast
Property code: NCC49

A pretty barn conversion property offering delightful period accommodation with a lawned garden, situated just 1 mile from the attractive North Norfolk coastline.

A long drive winds its way across meadowland fringed with willow trees and silver birch copses before crossing the bridge to reach this charming 16th century cottage which was once a cattle shed. Situated in the village of Stiffkey, this cottage is ideally suited for a family wanting to explore the Norfolk coast. A warm welcome awaits inside its cosy lounge with a crackling open fire and views over the attractive garden. On a sunny day, the south-facing patio makes a wonderful spot to enjoy a good book and when it’s time to retire to bed, there is an en-suite double bedroom on the ground floor, plus a twin room with a separate bathroom on the first floor.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the North Norfolk coastal village of Stiffkey has one of the richest salt marshes for wildlife in the country. Follow the “secret” footpath from the village down to the coast and have great fun collecting its famed cockles, along with Stiffkey Samphire, a delicacy in Michelin Stared restaurants. When you fancy a night off cooking, The Red Lion offers a delectable menu featuring Morston Mussels and Cromer Crabs.

The sandy beaches at Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea are just 4 miles along the coast or take a scenic boat trip from Blakeney (5 miles), or Morston (3.5 miles) to Blakeney Point to see the colony of grey seals. Alternatively, visit the renowned Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Cley-next-the-Sea, 6 miles away.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 twin and 1 ground-floor double
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, and WC
  • En-suite bathroom with bath and handheld shower to the double bedroom
  • The bathrooms are not modern and are older in style
  • TV and CD player
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open fire
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Oil-fired central heating and electric included
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars. Please note - the bridge approaching the property is not suitable for anything larger than a family-sized 4x4. Under no circumstances are trailers, caravans, boat trailers or any other kind of tow allowed
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.7 miles, beach 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Liz.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 21st September 2019

Primrose Cottage is in a peaceful setting, has a well equipped kitchen with a dish washer. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom is very useful for the less mobile. The heating system is also easy to use.

Reviewed by Julia 14th September 2019

Nice cottage, very quiet location yet near for the local store, and pub. Great for bus service which runs every 30mins. Courtyard garden particularly nice to use in the evening sun. Within a few miles of national cycle network for cyclists.

Reviewed by Barbara 7th September 2019

The location of the property is great. Lovely village. The cottage is very sweet but a little tired. The bathrooms need updating badly. Well equipped in the kitchen. Lounge area cosy but a little old fashioned.

Reviewed by Carolyn 27th July 2019

Primrose cottage is charmingly 'rustic' and homely and is equipped with all the necessary facilities required for a holiday. It was really good to have two bathrooms, although they could do with being updated. The cottage is in a lovely location and a convenient position for the local, excellent village store/caf and pub. An easy drive in either diRead morerection quickly gets you to Wells or Blakeney, Hide

Reviewed by TIM 29th June 2019

lovely cottage perfectly situated for us

Reviewed by Neville 4th June 2019

Great location, good sized rooms, furnishings adequate, requires works to update.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The most northerly county in the East of England, Norfolk is a land of beautiful contrasts. From the swooning reed beds and endless maze of waterways in the Norfolk Broads; the unspoilt stretches of fens and shingle spits where bird and wildlife thrive; a famous royal palace and the historic cathedral city of Norwich, this enticing area of England is just waiting to be discovered. Visit Sandringham Palace and see where the Queen lives or find out where lavender grows; you could journey to one of the largest seal haul outs in Europe at Blakeney Point or have a traditional day at the seaside at Cromer and Great Yarmouth. The cathedral gilded city of Norwich is a wonderful place to lose yourself either walking the ramparts of Norwich Castle or the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum. The city has an exceptional array of shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. Well connected to the national rail and road network, Norfolk is easily accessible from London, the M25 and from major city terminals.

Norfolk is characterised by its horizons and big skies, straight highways and rural trappings. Also, when it comes to attractions, visitors to the county will be spoilt for choice. If you love animals and birds, head to RSPB Titchwell Marsh, or the Cley-Next-The-Sea. With such a long coastline Norfolk boasts some magnificent stretches of beach – favourites include Cromer, Old Hunstanton, Wells-Next-The Sea, the dunes of Winterton-on-Sea, and Brancaster (a favourite for dog owners).

There are so many places to visit and activities to get involved in on a Norfolk holiday. We have some lovely properties including country cottages, farm conversions, large family houses, apartments and surburban home from homes in our collection. Why not find your perfect holiday home today?

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